Why State and Local Elections Matter

GOOD FOR POLICY

GOOD FOR POLITICS

GOOD FOR DEMOCRACY

  1. Young progressive leaders are being ignored and are unable to make critical changes that improve the lives of their constituents in real-time as elected officials.
  2. The issues of young and traditionally underserved people are not being prioritized or properly addressed at any level of government. The most pressing issues for young folks — racial justice, climate actions, and student debt — are being pushed aside again and again.
  3. Running at the state and local level creates a pipeline of ready-to-serve leaders at the national level. The city council members and school board members of today are tomorrow’s Congressional members and Vice-Presidents. This doesn’t happen if we don’t start the work right here, right now, right where you are.

So Now You Know. But What Can You Do?

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